ReCharge NY

Thomas F. O'Mara

October 10, 2012

RECHARGE NY-State Senator Tom O'Mara (R,C-Big Flats) recently joined New York Power Authority President and CEO Gil Quiniones (at podium in photo above) and Anchor Glass General Manager Michael Sopp (far right) to announce that Anchor Glass Container Corp., a Southern Tier glass container manufacturer, is receiving 6.6 megawatts in lower-cost electricity through the state's ReCharge NY (RNY) program that will allow the company to retain 340 local jobs and invest $37.2 million in its facility.

The state and local leaders made the announcement at the company's 100-year-old glass container production facility in Elmira Heights in Chemung County.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said: "Electricity costs are an important factor that businesses take into account when looking to expand and make new investments. The ReCharge NY program has given businesses and other enterprises across New York long-term certainty of stable electricity rates so they have the confidence they need to retain and create jobs. These new investments at Anchor Glass demonstrate the state's new approach to improve our business climate, create jobs, and grow the economy."

Senator O'Mara, a member of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee and a strong supporter of Recharge NY, said: "The ReCharge NY program is a breath of fresh air for our communities. It's a testament to Governor Cuomo's leadership in establishing a lower cost power program that meets needs of businesses for stable and predictable lower cost electricity rates. The utilization of this power at Anchor Glass is emblematic of hundreds of power allocations that the Power Authority has made under the program that are linked to capital investments and jobs in the Southern Tier and across the state."